2023 Impact factor 4.2
Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 17, 473-486
DOI 10.1007/s100520000480

Possible enhancement of the $e^+ e^- \rightarrow H^\pm W^\mp$ cross section
in the two-Higgs-doublet model

S. Kanemura

Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Received: 26 November 1999 / Revised version: 7 July 2000 /
Published online: 8 September 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

The production process of the charged Higgs boson associated with a W boson at electron-positron colliders is discussed in the two-Higgs-doublet model (2HDM) and in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). The process is induced at one-loop level in these models. We examine how much the cross section can be enhanced by quark- and Higgs-loop effects. In the non-SUSY 2HDM, in addition to large top-bottom (t-b) loop effects for small $\tan \beta$ ( $\ll (m_t/m_b)^{1/2}$), the Higgs-loop diagrams can contribute to the cross section to some extent for moderate $\tan \beta$ values. For larger $\tan \beta$ ( $\gg (m_t/m_b)^{1/2}$), such an enhancement by the Higgs non-decoupling effects is bounded by the requirement of the validity of perturbation theory. In the MSSM with heavy superpartner particles, only the t-b loops enhance the cross section while Higgs-loop effects are very small.

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